June 3 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. May 13 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Gidding for a theft report. The business owner said sometime during the previous night someone had stolen approximately 80 letters from a sign outside the store. […]

Portales seeks outside investigators’ help on local fires

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The State Fire Marshal’s Division is investigating three commercial fires in Portales that occurred over a 10-day period at the request of local authorities. The latest was Sunday afternoon at Portales Valley Mills. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Sunday’s fire appeared to have started on the […]

Freedom lets us act morally wrong

By Tibor Machan At a recent demonstration outside the Earl Warren Building in San Francisco, someone was waiving a sign that read: “A moral wrong can’t be a civil right.” Well, in fact, it can. A simple case in point is when someone writes something that is immoral or produces pictures or movies that are […]

Domestic partners bill revived

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican A stalled bill that would establish domestic partnerships for unmarried couples in New Mexico got new life Monday when a senator who had opposed the idea decided to let the entire Senate consider it. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 Monday to pass Senate Bill 12, without recommendation, to […]

Logan lands at sanctuary

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Courtesy photo After arriving at his new home Logan wasted no time getting to know the locals as he stands near a fence checking out a pair of camels. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Two days and 619 miles through holiday traffic with 400 pounds of cargo that is vocal about how it feels. […]

Performers bring 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to students

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Buddy Holly tribute artist Johnny Rogers performs Friday at an assembly at Mesa Elementary School. The assembly was held in conjunction with the annual Clovis Music Festival. Holly recorded many of his hits in Clovis. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Outside, the 1950-era vehicles of the Desert Cruzers Car […]

Aug. 8,, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight July 30 an officer responded to a home in the 300 block of 10th Street for a burglary report. A woman said she was in her bedroom and heard several males talking outside her window, then heard banging noises and […]

July 23, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. July 13 an officer responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence in the 1500 block of Echols. When the officer arrived, a male subject was outside yelling and cursing. As he was ordered to the […]

God gives best makeover

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Summertime reminds me of the days spent with our cousins who lived on a farm near a quaint little town in eastern Oklahoma. Susie and I always looked forward to visiting because their picturesque farm seemed hidden from the world. Susie and I were just captivated by our cousins’ lives […]

Commissioner opposed to animal euthanasia change

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer City Commissioner Juan Garza Sr. said he resents a push to change the euthanization method at the Clovis Animal Shelter, terming it the work of special interest groups from outside the community. After taking a week to research the issue, he said he will recommend at Tuesday’s Animal Control […]

Rodeo has ‘outside’ flavor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Anthony Bellow of Oakley, Utah, scored 82 points Saturday during the saddle bronc riding competition at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Scanning the list of numerous contestants from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and Colorado, it’s not difficult to figure out which region of the country […]

Rebirth offers promise of greatness

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist About four years ago, we lost our beloved dachshund Weaver. He had been a part of our family since he was 6 weeks old. Some might have characterized Weaver as docile and easy-going. He seemed that way because his days were spent sleeping and looking out the front window. Rarely […]

Brass hitting Clovis

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Courtesty photo Dallas Brass is scheduled for two days in Clovis, including a Wednesday concert at Marshall Auditorium and a May 15 concert at Rock Staubus Gymnasium CNJ Staff The Dallas Brass may not resonate far outside of musical circles, but the impact on bands at Clovis Municipal Schools is about to be felt. “If […]

Man recovering from head injuries

CNJ Staff A Clovis man is recovering from traumatic head injuries after he was attacked at a local bar Saturday morning, police records show. Jordan Romero, 22, was struck in the back of the head by an unknown suspect outside Kelley’s Bar and Grill around 1:30 a.m. Romero’s skull was fractured, and he was airlifted […]

March 21, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight Saturday an officer responded to a restaurant in the 800 block of 21st Street for a criminal damage report.A woman said her husband had just been released from jail and was bothering her at work.She said when she refused to […]

County may be missing funds

By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ STAFF WRITERS Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but […]

Don’t eat that meatball until …

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I don’t remember how old I was; I just remember that I was hungry. I was a boy. I was alive. So I was hungry. It was early — early, at least, for a Sunday morning. My mother had been doing some cooking, probably for a church dinner, when […]

Zias can’t hold on in fifth game of finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Trying to escape the Lone Star Conference cellar Thursday night, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team came up short. ENMU bolted to a 7-0 lead in a decisive fifth game, but the Zias couldn’t hang on and lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 30-26, 23-30, 30-24, 28-30, 16-14. […]

Zias put end to losing streak with sweep

CNJ staff PORTALES — It’s been a long time coming for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Mired in a skid which had seen them lose 14 in a row and 19 of their last 20, the Zias got off to a fast start Friday night and went on to a 30-19, 30-23, 30-19 […]

Southwestern overhauls Zias late

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Southwestern Oklahoma got 22 kills and 12 digs from senior middle blocker Kasandra Gurtner and 18 kills and five block solos from junior middle blocker Kacia Sandburg Thursday night and the Bulldogs rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 30-17, 26-30, 24-30, 30-18, 15-12 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match […]